Monday, 30 July 2007

Stand up and say quack

Back from a very brief vacation, back to work, and back to blogging...

It was recently brought to my attention that I never write anything in my blog about Suzanne's physical milestones and developments. I'm so preoccupied and interested by her language skills, that I just don't think about it. I mean, I just assumed she'd crawl (although I got a little concerned when she still wasn't doing it by 11 1/2 months) and that she'll one day walk. Plus I was so concerned with her speech being slowed down by the bilingualism, that the mere fact that she is babbling away made me forget that there are other developmental milestones.

To be honest, I'm not too impatient for the day she can walk since she's already a little sprinter on 4 limbs...I guess she got the running gene -which hopefully negates the OCD gene - in addition to the bibliophile gene.

But she is finally standing. She tried a month ago but must have decided that standing wasn't all that and has stayed low to the ground. So on Friday when I picked her up from the nanny's, I asked if she had stood yet. Nope. As soon as we got home, as if cued, Suzanne stood up to reach some toys at the bottom of her toy box.

But she seems to be better at multi-tasking these days. She babbles non-stop and we can almost understand her blabber sparsed with known sounds like ee-yah (her word for cat), tehn (tiens) or bah (for là-bas). And this weekend she added some new words to her repertoire including ee-yah ee-yah (not to be confused with ee-yah please!) for a horse and/or a donkey since I guess she decided they are the same animal and ca ca not for actual caca but for a duck. Close enough I say.

The linguistic cavalry is on its way with my mother coming for 3 weeks. 3 solid weeks of American for my little bear. I'm hoping for some interesting results. And, oh yeah, it'd be nice if she started to cruise too but maybe we can hold off on that until we're done with the work in our house. But maybe another year too much?

2 comments:

Madame M. said...

Herr Meow loves donkeys/horses/zebras and they are all one animal that is called "Donk-ee" and goes "Neeeeeegh!"... so take heart ;o)

wcs said...

Somehow foie gras de caca doesn't have the same ring to it...

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